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Ray Pethtel

In memoriam: Ray Douglas Pethtel, Jr., transportation visionary

Pethtel, former director of the Center for Transportation Research at Virginia Tech, played a significant role in positioning the university as a leader in transportation research and technology.

Academy Induction - Photo by Peter Means

Tom Dingus inducted into the Academy of Engineering Excellence at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's College of Engineering inducted five new members into the Academy of Engineering Excellence, to be celebrated at an induction ceremony in 2021

VTTI lonestar truck

National transportation center evaluates commercial driver risk, in-vehicle monitoring, and return on investment for safety technologies

Trucking companies face a variety of industry challenges, including an aging workforce, driver shortages, injuries and fatalities, and the cost of implementing advanced safety technologies. The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE) has issued several new reports on these topics to help fleets navigate them successfully and improve their safety outcomes.


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